Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Facilities Plumber to perform plumbing installation and repairs related to all types of plumbing systems for buildings and facilities owned by the City of Aurora. 

This posting is listing two (2) different levels: 
(Level 1) Journeyman Plumber  $23.17 - $27.78
 (Level 2) Master Plumber  $27.18 - $33.27
**Depends on qualification and licenses**

***Either a Journeyman or Masters Plumbers License
 are Required.  If you do not have one of these, your application will not be reviewed at this time. ***

Public Works - Facilities Operations
Public Works, Facilities Operations takes great pride and is dedicated to sustaining the integrity of all associated building systems within 140 plus buildings that include City Hall, Police and Fire Stations, Recreation Centers, Swimming Pools, Libraries, Courts, Detention Center, and City Golf Course Buildings.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:
  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Boot (steel toe or other safety toe boots are required) allowance in the amount of $150.00 after successful completion of your introductory period and then yearly on your anniversary date
  • The Public Works Department will provide uniforms shortly after you start
  • The Public Works Department will provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (besides steel/safety toe boots)
The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Performs new plumbing installations, repairs and preventative maintenance tasks for residential and commercial type plumbing systems
  • Monitors and inspects facilities, equipment, and plumbing systems to determine compliance with State standards, and need for repair or upgrades
  • Reviews blueprints and construction plans
  • Analyzes malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments
  • Coordinates, monitors and performs installation of materials, fixtures, and equipment to plumbing systems
  • Directs outside plumbing contractors for compliance of standards and good work practices
  • Operates specialized tools and equipment
  • Operates computers
  • Operates monitoring and testing equipment; schedules, tests, and certifies backflow prevention devices
  • Maintains records of operation, maintenance and repairs, and related reports
  • Performs detailed plumbing preventive maintenance tasks
  • Maintains inventory of parts and supplies
  • Trains subordinate employees as appropriate
  • May act as plumbing lead-worker
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



  • (Level 1) High School Diploma or GED and a Journeyman Plumbers license is required
  • (Level 2) High School Diploma or GED and a Masters Plumbers license is required 


  • (Level 1) At least 2 years progressively responsible work experience as a plumber 
  • (Level 2) At least 3 years progressively responsible work experience as a plumber


  • Knowledge of State of Colorado codes, practices, procedures, equipment and systems related assigned function and applicable safety practices and procedures


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Read and comply with blueprints, diagrams, schematics, manuals, and specifications
  • Maintain records, logs, and report
  • Instruct and train other employees
  • Perform physical activities common to maintenance work
  • Lift 50 pounds repetitively, with or without assistance


  • Skill in the use of tools, equipment and computer software related to the assigned function
  • Skill in the use of basic computer programs and related software to include Microsoft Office

Licenses and/or Certificates

  • State of Colorado, Journeyman or Master Plumbing license
  • Backflow Testing Certification (ABPA or ASSE) or able to obtain one in the first 6 months of employment
  • Colorado driver's license with good driving history is required


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds with assistance
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Frequent performance of activities which require a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of maintenance and construction equipment
  • Vision to read reports and manuals
  • Technical diagrams and observe gauges and instruments
  • Hearing/listening for electronic equipment and telephones
  • Speech to communicate with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

  • Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals
  • Work may be performed in a confined space

Equipment Used

  • Operates tools, equipment, and vehicles common to plumbing repairs and maintenance
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

To be employed by the Facilities Operations Division you will need to successfully pass an extensive NCIC/CCIC background check, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment.  Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Application Instructions

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